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Model 42, 2-1/2" SKEET
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June 17, 2023 - 6:16 pm
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I forgot to share when I bought it….  SN 52586, circa OCT 1942. Thought I’d finally get a high condition Winchester and got lucky with this one (I think @ $3850).  Took it outside for some pics but had to hurry and get it back inside due to the condensation…

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rwsem’s 42 Skeet on google photos

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Very nice and Skeet choked to boot! Looks nearly new, high condition indeed! Good thing it’s chambered for 2 1/2” shells, I’d be tempted to shoot it.

 

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I use The Red Book as a guide for “value” and saw that the select wood, 2 1/2″ skeet was valued quite a bit higher than the 3″ modified plain barrel that I purchased a few years ago, so I didn’t feel bad about the final price.

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That gun is in amazingly high condition.  I don’t think you were close to paying too much.

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Good find!  Congratulations.  I managed to get a similar 42 some years ago, serial no.54304.  Unfortunately it had been re-chambered to 3″.  Yours is much nicer, I’m just fortunate to have a good representative.  RDB

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 There are a few manufacturers that still sell 2-1/2″ loaded ammo.

 

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2584108479

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I have plenty of 2 1/2″ .410 ammunition.  In fact, I still have an old MEC 600 JR that I didn’t convert to 3″.  This particular shotgun probably won’t get shot or if I do, it’ll be extremely deliberate and sparingly.  There aren’t marks on the action showing that it’s been worked much at all and nothing indicating the take down has been worked more than a few times, maybe…

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